Northern Uganda – From a Forgotten War to an Unforgivable Crisis – the War against Children

"This brief analysis seeks to draw attention to one of the most serious internal displacement crises in Africa. It provides some context to the ethnic and geographical divisions affecting modern Uganda, particularly in the context of Acholi relationships with the rest of the country. The paper examines the origins of the 20 year insurgency in northern Uganda and why the scale of the humanitarian emergency has been ignored for so long. The war in northern Uganda is above all a war against children."